OPA FORM wants to emphasise the quality of what is already there – they do not necessarily blow up an existing knoll. Although strongly inspired by traditional construction history, the firm is equally focused on being innovative and adaptable – realising that the design process can take many different turns as it progresses. “The world is constantly evolving, which is why we have to be adaptable,” says CEO Marina Bauer. “We design houses for both the city centre and the countryside, always being respectful of our environment – whether that’s nearby architecture and historical buildings in the city, or a stone formation in the rural countryside. We always start our work by thoroughly researching the surrounding area.”